The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Worldwide Gross: $248,300,000
Lots of people hated this movie, but the film’s “found footage” concept captivated and horrified millions. Word quickly spread about how scary this movie is, and the presentation of the material as amateur footage helped many overlook the minuscule budget. It’s the perfect example of why “less is more” seems to work wonders in the genre of horror.